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SXSW Film preview

SXSW Film preview

A plethora of great panels are schedded daily and with so many films premiering it’s a natural that I’ll see something great while I miss something equally as awesome. …

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Hobby

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Hobby

By Jack Daniel Betz Photo by Camilo Gonzalez   Found footage appreciation…

Dear Chief

Dear Chief

I have seen the memorial to officers fallen in the line of duty in the HPD Museum at HPD headquarters at 1200 Travis. I also see a large ziggurat called "Houston Police Officers Memorial" each time I drive down Memorial Drive. Does any such memorial honoring victims of police brutality exist on any HPD property?…

Interview with Longtime Houston Activist Maria Jimenez

Interview with Longtime Houston Activist Maria Jimenez

By Nick Cooper How did you first get involved with activism? As…

“Girls” Gone Wild

“Girls” Gone Wild

By Jack Daniel Betz Art by Blake Jones   Modern American society…

Stand Up And Deliver:  Houston’s New Crop of Comedians

Stand Up And Deliver: Houston’s New Crop of Comedians

You may know Zeolla from when he was the doorman at Fitzgerald’s, with the stature of a typical door guy, one conversation with the Chicago native proves otherwise. His brand of comedy is that of a storyteller, like a short form version of Marc Maron, but less whiny and all true.…

Houston Zoo Gives Birth To 385 Pounds of Big Big Love!

Houston Zoo Gives Birth To 385 Pounds of Big Big Love!

"After months of preparation and tender loving care, Shanti's labor was very brief and the delivery was quick and easy for her.", says Daryl Hoffman, the Houston Zoo's large mammal curator.…

Pro Minds Pro Mission: An Evening with Cecile Richards

Pro Minds Pro Mission: An Evening with Cecile Richards

“If Ann Richards, a divorced woman, a recovering alcoholic, a liberal can get elected as governor of Texas, then Wendy Davis can too.”…

Can’t We All Just Get Along

Can’t We All Just Get Along

The Coca-Cola ad wouldn't have been such a huge controversy if we all had a better understanding of each other.…

Tackling Obesity in Houston: Recipe for Success

Tackling Obesity in Houston: Recipe for Success

With over 23 million obese American children who are on the path to adult obesity, Gracie and Bob Cavnar started Recipe for Success to combat this epidemic. One cause of obesity, in children and adults, is the food we eat and how we eat it. For many areas, affordable healthy foods are not east to obtain. What is available is fast food and prepackaged processed foods.…

Daniel Anguilu on “Drawings.”

Daniel Anguilu on “Drawings.”

I just really like working with paint, I enjoy mixing the colors and to be able to have that relationship with color and paint. That doesn’t happen with something that small.…

Joe Icet of The Last Organic Outpost

Joe Icet of The Last Organic Outpost

In addition to growing food, the farm has become a food systems laboratory. A loading dock has been transformed into a hydroponic garden.…

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